NCDs cause 80pc deaths: WHO

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RAWALPINDI,   (Parliament Times) :  Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) An important meeting of the Civil Society Alliance was held under the chairmanship of Major General (retd) Masood-ur-Rehman Kayani. Senior Vice President of PANAH Dr. Abdul Qayyum Awan, Vice President Ghulam Abbas, Former Commissioner Income Tax Abdul Hafeez, Former MPA Tehseen Fawad, President PML-N PP-16 Samina Shoaib, General Secretary PP-16 Nuren Masud Gilani, Nijat Trust, Fatima Malik Trust, medical and legal experts, a large number of journalists attended.

Sana Ullah Ghumman, General Secretary, Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) said that health is a precious gift of nature.It is important to reduce the use of unhealthy foods and sweets for a healthy life.50 countries around the world call for taxation to discourage consumption of sugary drinks.Certified research shows that if the consumption of something is to be reduced, then the practice should be implemented. Pakistan Health Research Council survey, 72% of residents say tax is an effective way to prevent sugary drinks.The use of sugary drinks should be reduced to prevent NCD.

The article, published in BMC Public Health, identified non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a major challenge for the world, including heart, obesity, diabetes, cancer and respiratory diseases, and a study predicted that by 2030, globally, The total number of deaths from NCDs will be 75.26%.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the incidence of diseases from NCDs increased by 80% worldwide by 2020, with 7 out of 10 deaths in developing countries due to NCDs, half of these deaths over 70 years. In the next decade, the global burden of CDs will increase with a 17% increase, with nearly half of all deaths in Asia attributed to NCDs, accounting for 47% of the global disease burden. Excessive consumption of sugary and sugary drinks should be avoided to prevent diabetes and other deadly diseases, said Dr. Sumera Nasim, Assistant Professor, University of Health Sciences, Karachi. Including high doses, equivalent to the WHO’s recommended maximum daily intake, drinking just one sugary drink a day increases the risk of weight gain by 27% in adults and 55% in children.

Participants in the Civil Society Alliance called sugary drinks unnecessary and said that international research shows that if something is to be controlled, the practice should be increased.Nothing is more important than the health of the people, it is the duty of the government to take effective measures to prevent the factors that harm the people.